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  1. Updates for Friday 30 September 2016
  2. Picture: Belfast Lough (by Rab Thompson)

Live Reporting

By Eimear Flanagan and Fiona Murray

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    That's it for another week on BBC News NI Live. We'll be back at 07:00 on Monday with more updates on news, sport, travel and weather. We'll leave you with Wilfred Swain's picture of beautiful Murlough beach.

    Murlough beach
  2. Rory back out at 19:15

    It's a quick turnaround for Rory McIlroy after the disappointment of his Ryder Cup foursomes defeat.

    Rory McIlroy

    The Holywood man will partner Belgian Thomas Pieters in the fourballs against Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar, teeing off at 19:15 BST. Keep up with the action here.

  3. Man killed in accident was putting up lamp posts

    A man who died in Warrenpoint this morning was part of a construction team putting up new lamp posts.


    The worker who died in the accident is thought to have come from the Republic of Ireland.   

  4. Despair for McIlroy in Ryder Cup

    We said it was nip and tuck in Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan's Ryder Cup match, but sadly for them it's ended in a one-hole victory for Americans Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler.

    Rory McIlroy

    The US team swept this afternoon's foursomes 4-0. The fourballs are out at 18:30 BST. 

  5. Lithuanian man in court on rape charges

    A 29-year-old man has appeared in Craigavon Court on rape charges after he was arrested on a European arrest warrant in his native Lithuania. 

    Craigavon Court

    Statys Baranauskas faces nine charges relating to two alleged victims. He is accused of rape, sexual assault, causing grievous bodily harm and false imprisonment. He was remanded in custody to appear again next week.

  6. Gang armed with hammers attack house in Tandragee

    A number of masked men armed with hammers and a baseball bat have attacked a house in Tandragee.

    Police officer

    They forced their way into the house at Market Street at about midnight last night and caused damage to it. There are no reports of any injuries.

  7. Railway crossing incident 'could have caused fatality'

    Translink has said an incident in which a woman with a young child was filmed ducking under a closing railway barrier in Lurgan "was very serious and could have had potentially fatal consequences".

    Level crossing

    "We would take this opportunity to remind all crossing users to ensure all appropriate warning signals and instructions are fully observed and obeyed," the company said.

  8. Disabled woman's home attacked with paint

    Police are investigating after a disabled woman's Belfast home was attacked with paint.

    Paint attack

    The incident happened in Silverstream Crescent in the north of the city on Friday morning.  

  9. Nip and tuck in Rory Ryder Cup match

    It's nip and tuck in Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan's Ryder Cup foursomes match with Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler.

    Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan

    After coming from behind to be two up, the Europeans have been pegged back to one up. You can keep up with the action here.

  10. Man given suspended sentence for laser attack

    An 18-year-old Londonderry man has been given a suspended sentence for endangering the safety of an aircraft with a laser. 


    The court was told a police helicopter was flying over the Creggan area in September 2015 when it was struck by a green laser that lit up the cabin. Jonathan McDaid, from Creggan Heights, was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 18 months.

  11. Hundreds of officers to police Garc protests

    Police have said 400 officers will be on the ground in north Belfast this evening and 600 tomorrow morning as residents group GARC protests against Saturday's Orange Order parade on the Crumlin Road.


    "We will be implementing an appropriate and proportionate policing operation in the North Belfast area on Friday evening and Saturday morning to ensure that the various Northern Ireland Parades Commission determinations are upheld," said Ass Ch Con Stephen Martin.